Who should have the flu jab?
The flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to ensure they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.
You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:
- are 65 years of age or over (born on or before 31st March 1953)
- are pregnant (regardless of the stage of pregnancy you’ve reached)
- have certain long-term medical conditions :
- Chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Emphysema or Bronchitis
- Chronic heart disease, such as Heart Failure
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Chronic Liver Disease, such as Hepatitis
- Chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, Motor Neurone Disease or Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- problems with your spleen – for example, Sickle Cell Disease or if you have had your spleen removed
- a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medication such as Chemotherapy
- are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
- Front-line health and social care workers are also eligible to receive the flu vaccine. It is your employer’s responsibility to arrange and pay for this vaccine.
How to get the flu jab?
We have walk in clinics at the practice for those aged 18 and over who are considered to be “at risk” for which appointments will not be necessary :-
|Monday 18th September 2017
Tuesday 19th September 2017
Wednesday 20th September 2017
Thursday 21st September 2017
Friday 22nd September 2017
Monday 25th September 2017
Tuesday 26th September 2017
Wednesday 27th September 2017
Thursday 28th September 2017
Friday 29th September 2017
8.15am – 9.00am each morning
What if I don’t want the flu jab?
If you do not wish to receive the flu vaccination we would be grateful if you could let us know so that this may be detailed on your medical records. This will also prevent us from sending you any reminders.